otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and black, settling more into burnt black woods. Fluffy tan head fades slowly with bubbles sticking to the sides of my glass. Swirls dark and bubbly and clumpy.
Chocolate! Did someone say chocolate? Order chocolate? Because chocolate is on the menu, yes indeed, and I like it. Brownies, fudge, milk chocolate bars. Milk chocolate up front, dry chocolates in the back. Dense, decadent, and chewy and I haven’t even tasted it. Roasty along the edges. Touch of tartness and tannins in the back – black cherry skins. Fudge covered raisins in the middle.
Creamy chocolate decadence. Vanilla bean and cream and milk chocolate in the front through the middle. Dry parching finish of burnt crumbly almost ashen chocolates. Black cherry skins contribute parching thirst-inducing bitterness which balances the rich chocolate decadence. More fudge, brownies, and chocolate cake, ohmy.
Delicious! I love Harpoon and their beers the more I drink them. Quality, consistency, and flavor. They are delicious and as simple and complex as you what them to be without be inferior or insipid. Chocolate Stout, why yes I will.
rjplumer (542) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet dark chocolate aroma. Black body with a light brown head that quickly thins. Dark unsweetened chocolate taste that I can’t identify. Roasted malt is more present than the chocolate in the taste. Mildly bitter.
DialSquare (3099) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: blackish pour, thin tan head. big chocolate aroma with a bit of nutty. tastes are cocoa, chocolaty, light bitter. - 7.2
umich03jm (2331) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with a small creamy head that fades to a thick ring. Aroma is like a melted chocolate bar with a hint of nuts and marshmallow. Taste has a light sweetness up front but a dry and bitter finish. Chcoolate is way more mild than expected. More generic roast and bitter chocolate, some nuts, not much else. Sorta bland for a chocolate beer.
Ed5388 (2366) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a thin black color with a small dark tan head of foam. Aroma of Cocoa puffs, dark roasted malts, and marshmallows. Taste is full of bakers chocolate, with notes of burnt malts, earth, and vanilla.
dmac (4350) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brick House. Poured a deep Tootsie Roll brown with hardly any head. Aroma is damn nice, loads of chocolate, chocolate milk, cocoa beans and some well done bread. Body is medium with soft stingy carbonation, could definitely be thicker and creamier. Flavor is good but not as good as aroma. Notes of cocoa powder, chocolate muffins and dark toast. Solid for Harpoon at least.
joejames (249) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep red black, quick khaki head, little lacing or retention. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Taste is generally sweet, only slight coffee like bitterness. Medium bodied, light carbonation, mouth feel is slightly watery. Finishes sweet with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and brown sugar. Easy drinking stout. Not bad.
Underdogs88 (206) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milk chocolate aroma. Appearance is jet black with a tan head with below average retention. Flavor is full of smooth, creamy chocolate. Hop bitterness is moderate. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation. Overall, it's a good tasting, smooth chocolate beer. A little thin though.
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Holdwine (1097) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good stout. Easy to drink with the right amount of silky chocolate notes throughout. Dark black pour without much of a head. Easy drinking stout despite the 5.9.
HopDirt (22) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin layers of light chocolate , very little coffee but there,
Seems like a lite version of moo hoo
Very lite that is,
But pretty drinkable,
Some bitter roasted chalkiness on the end
jflopsu (710) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black with thin light brown head. Has a sweet chocolate aroma. Taste is very sweet with chocolate, sweet malts, and light coffee. Lingering chocolate aftertaste.